‘Will I really – I mean, really – actually take an axe, start bashing her on the head, smash her skull to pieces? …Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood …axe in hand? …Lord, will I really?’
This new translation of Dostoevsky’s ‘psychological record of a crime’ by Oliver Ready gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before.
A troubled young man commits the perfect crime – the murder of a vile pawnbroker whom no one will miss. Raskolnikov is desperate for money, but convinces himself that his motive for the murder is to benefit mankind. So begins one of the greatest novels ever written, a journey into the criminal mind, a police thriller, and a philosophical meditation on morality and redemption.
— OR —
There are no reviews yet.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Your review *
Notify me of new posts by email.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.